In the 20th Century, watching your favorite TV show usually meant sitting in from of the TV set at the same time every week. That sucks. The waiting sucks. Having to plan your schedule around the broadcast schedule sucks. Having to choose between two good shows sharing the same timeslot sucks. Sucks.
In the 21st Century, we can watch our favorite TV show whenever the fuck we want, thanks to DVRs, DVDs, streaming vids, and illegal downloads. Whenever possible, we consume a whole season of a show in a matter of days or weeks. And we can go back through virtually the entire history of TV and find cool shows we missed the first time around (or were too young to watch). That rocks.
In this thread, rate the last show you watched a whole season of. Recommend to your fellow Phunners the next show they should watch obsessively from start to finish.
Flash Forward: Season 1 (the only season) .... 7/10
Better than I thought it would be. I was hooked after the first episode, which had a very tight, well-crafted story. (Although not all the episodes were of the same quality.) I liked the science fiction elements a lot. Several of the actors were appealing enough to make me overlook the crappier actors. In a way, I'm happy there is only one season, because it probably would have gone downhill. What stands is a pretty satisfying way to waste a few evenings.
Skins: Series 3 .... 8.5/10
I loved Series 1. I merely liked Series 2. This gets a little closer to what attracted me to the first season. For those who have never heard of this show, it's about a group of teenagers in Bristol, UK who are incredibly fucked up. There's no real equivalent on American TV, although Gossip Girl maybe approximates it in terms of teens doing whatever the fuck they want. Neither show is realistic, but I find Skins closer to my working-class, fucked up background. Skins is also funny and filthy, two complementary qualities. (Worst thing about Series 3 is Thomas, the African kid whose presence makes absolutely no sense.)